“So Far.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 5, 2012
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A new low for Rush?

Disagreement is best settled through understanding, curiosity, and respect.

Violence is no solution to disagreement. Rather, dialogue is the way to understand, learn and, ultimately defeat our “enemies”—by turning them into our friends.

Via Daily Kos, a new low to civic discourse via “entertainer” Rush Limbaugh:

AUDIO: We Can Handle Democrats Without Resorting To Violence. “So Far”

RUSH: I have to say, though, folks, terrorism is the greatest threat, because we can still defeat liberals without violence. So terrorism still, of course, represents a greater threat than the Democrat Party. We can handle them without violence. So far.”

—Rush Limbaugh: Trick Question on Terrorists and Liberals

Via Reddit:

“…In 2008, someone assassinated the Chair of the Arkansas Democratic Party in his office.

Someone else opened fire on a U-U church in Knoxville leaving a manifesto against liberalism behind to explain it.

George Tiller…”

Report him to the FBI? Why not?

[–]berserker87 14 points ago

Here’s a link to the FCC obscene complaint form

He works for Clear Channel Communications. His syndicator (network) is Premiere Networks.

From October 3. I don’t know the time.

From NTIA report:

Speech that advocates or encourages violent acts or crimes of hate.

Speech that creates a climate of hate or prejudice, which may in turn foster the commission of hate crimes.

“Hate Speech on Commercial Radio” categorized hate speech in four different areas.

False facts

Flawed argumentation

Divisive languagecheck

Dehumanizing metaphorscheck


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to ““So Far.””

  1. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Rush's statement here is absolutely and unequivocally reprehensible. But is it any more reprehensible than the violence of the state, which both major parties and both major candidates endorse wholeheartedly? Is it any more reprehensible than foreign wars? Than jailing millions for victimless crimes?

    How about this? Is it more reprehensible than this following story of state violence? Peter and Andrew Schiff dedicate one of their books on economics to their father Irwin Schiff, who didn't believe the government has a right to tax his income, who acted on his belief (as Henry David Thoreau did), and whose story they tell in the preface. They conclude their father's story with the shocking outcome to his dedication to principle: "At 82 he remains incarcerated in federal prison."

    Rush Limbaugh's statement is repugnant and Ele is right to highlight it here. But can we denounce such appeals to violence and at the same time give a free pass to state violence?